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February is Upper GI Cancers Awareness Month

In 2024, approximately 22,370 Americans (17,690 men and 4,680 women) will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Another 26,890 men and women will be diagnosed with stomach cancer. Additionally, 66,440 Americans (34,530 men and 31,910 women) will learn they have pancreatic cancer. Learn how radiation therapy is used to treat upper GI cancers.
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IMMUNOTHERAPY
Immunotherapy is a type of drug or medication that can block the signals that cancer cells use to “hide” from our immune system. Blocking these signals allows the immune system to fight cancer in a very different way than other treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which directly damage cancer cells.
Clinical Trial News
Learn more about the results from the PROSPECT clinical trial for people with rectal cancer.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
YOUR DOCTOR
Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.

Learn More About Practice Accreditation

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WHAT IS ACCREDITATION
Accreditation is evidence that radiation oncology facilities are committed to providing high-quality and safe patient care.
WHY ACCREDITATION
Accreditation can give you the confidence that the facility has met the nationally recognized standards supporting good, safe care.
ACCREDITED FACILITIES
Find an APEx accredited facility near you.